Losing weight can be a challenge. By implementing simple portion control into your diet, you’re going to feel better, eat fewer calories, and look amazing. One of the first places we can become portion aware is restaurants. Restaurants often serve portions that are three times the size of what’s considered healthy. Here are some tips about portion control for weight loss.
- Here’s a simple rule to portion a plate properly: Divide it in half. Automatically fill one side with fruits or vegetables, leaving the rest for equal parts protein and starch. This way, you begin to see what a properly balanced meal looks like.
- If you’re one of the 54% of people who eat until their plates are clean, make sure those plates are modestly sized. On a standard 8 to 10 inch dinner plate, a portion of spaghetti looks like a meal. On a 12 to 14 inch dinner plate, it looks meagre, so you’re likely to dish out a bigger portion to fill the plate.
- Not all portion control strategies are about eating less. You can have as much as you want of some foods. Place the foods you want your family to eat more of, like salads and vegetables within easy reach on the dining table.
- If you pour cranberry juice into two glasses of equal volume: one short and wide, the other tall and thin, most people will pour 19% more cranberry juice in the short glass because the eye is a poor judge of volume in relation to height and width. So make sure to measure the amount.